Author Archives: ULI Northwest

Seattle is Top Market for Investment, Development in 2018: Emerging Trends in Real Estate®

The Urban Land Institute Northwest is getting ready to host Emerging Trends 2018, to highlight Seattle as the nation’s top market, attributed to its job opportunities, diverse economy, and educated workforce on Wednesday, November 15 from 7:30 – 9 AM at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. ULI Northwest’s signature event, Emerging Trends 2018 features Patrick Phillips, global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, who will compare markets across the country and highlight real estate trends. The event launches ULI Northwest’s 2018 program theme: Tech & Innovation with Mike Sievert, Chief … Read More

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Community Event | Seattle Design Festival | September 9-22

  The 2017 Seattle Design Festival (September 9 – 22) features citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more, kicking off with the Block Party, September 9-10 in Occidental Park. This year’s Festival theme, POWER reflects on our rapidly changing world and our values as individuals and as a community, reasserting our commitment to civic responsibility and explores how community plays an important role in design. Learn more at:  

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YLG Hidden Density | September 20, 2017 (Seattle, WA)

Join us for a timely panel discussion regarding the future of development in Seattle’s single-family and low-rise zones. Panelists will share strategies and innovative approaches to traditional development. Learn about Seattle’s pilot program for single-family lot division. Plus, be inspired by efforts in Portland and Seattle to use accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide housing for people who are experiencing homelessness. Panelists Dan Bertolet, Sightline Institute Rex Holbein and Jennifer LaFreniere, Block Architects Sam Lai, Green Canopy Homes Mary Li,  Multnomah County Shannon Loew, Founder of FIX Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 AM | Registration … Read More

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YLG Leadership Forum | 2017 Local Elections with Natalie Quick (Seattle)

Join us for our next Leadership Forum with Natalie Quick for a presentation and Q&A regarding the 2017 local election. How did the primary election unfold? Who are our mayoral candidates? What does current polling data suggest about public opinion? In addition, learn about what being in public relations and affairs in Seattle real estate means and some of the biggest challenges and opportunities large projects and developers face in Seattle today. Monday, August 28 5:00 – 6:00 PM Two Union Building 601 Union Street #3500 Seattle, WA 98101 Registration … Read More

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ULI Northwest Vice-Chair Eric Cress: Letter to Members

Dear ULI Northwest Members, It is my honor and privilege to serve as your ULI Northwest Vice-Chairman in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  It is a critical time for ULI as we build on the enormous success and accomplishments of my predecessor, Dennis Allen, and our committee chairs. Their work has advanced ULI Northwest to an inflection point, where, with your help, we can leverage our collective engagement, resources and reach to positively impact our community in truly meaningful ways. At ULI, we measure our success by the value that we … Read More

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Partner Event | REEL Happy Hour (Seattle)

REEL Seattle Happy Hour A summer networking event for commercial real estate professionals under 35 REEL is the first event of its kind, combining Puget Sound’s leading commercial real estate organizations under one venue. Join the young professionals of CoreNet, CREW, NAIOP, AGC, BOMA, ULI and SMPS Seattle at THE networking event of the summer with libations and catering. Event proceeds will go to Urban ArtWorks, a local non-profit that empowers young people to restore communities through public art. Sellen Construction’s Rooftop Deck 227 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday, … Read More

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Event Recap: YLG Cascadia Regional Conference (Portland, OR)

On the weekend of July 14th and 15th, real estate professionals from across the Cascadia region came out to address and discuss the most current topics in real estate development, transportation, and affordable housing. The conference brought with it a diverse group of speakers and panelists to discuss the current trends in Northwest development. Keynote: Jill Sherman, Partner, Gerding Edlen Panelists: Moderator: Brian Campbell, Board Member, American Planning Association Nolan Lienhart, Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF Architects Kira Cador, President, Rembold Properties Josh Lehner, Economist, State of Oregon’s … Read More

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(Portland, OR) (July 19, 2017) – Eric Cress, Principal of Urban Development + Partners, is the new Vice-Chairman of ULI Northwest Oregon, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Oregon and Washington State. He is joined by Chairman of ULI Northwest, Bill Pollard, Co-founder and Principal of Talon Private Capital in Seattle, Washington, who will Chair the Washington activities. As ULI Northwest Vice-Chairman, Eric Cress will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019. He is succeeding Dennis Allen of UrbanOne whose … Read More

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(Seattle, WA) (July 19, 2017) – Bill Pollard, Co-founder and Principal, of Talon Private Capital, is the new Chairman of ULI Northwest, which serves Urban Land Institute (ULI) members in Oregon and Washington State. He is joined by Vice-Chairman of ULI Northwest, Eric Cress, Principal of Urban Development + Partners in Portland, Oregon, who will Chair the Oregon activities. As ULI Northwest’s Chairman, Pollard will serve on a voluntary basis for a 2-year term that ends on June 30, 2019. He is succeeding Jonas Sylvester of Unico Properties whose two-year … Read More

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YLG Seattle Celebrates Earth Day with Spring (Street) Cleaning

To celebrate Earth Day, members of the Young Leader’s Group participated in Seattle Pacific University’s Spring Clean program. As part of the program, SPU provides supplies to volunteers to help in cleaning their communities. The group spent Saturday morning cleaning a 1-mile section of Broadway in Capitol Hill. In addition to litter removal, the team also stenciled storm drains, identifying inlets that release directly into Puget Sound during large water events. Together these volunteer efforts help to protect water quality and keep our city healthy.  

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